Decatur Track Teams Strong In 1st Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams turned in a strong performance in the first outdoor meet of the season last week including a handful of first-place finishes in individual events.

The Decatur boys finished second overall in the meet hosted by Bennett, which finished first. Wicomico was third. The Decatur girls finished fourth overall. Cambridge-South Dorchester was first, Bennett was second and Wicomico was third.

On the boys side, in the 200, London Drummond finished sixth and Brandon Quach was 10th. In the 400, Chad Fischer finished fourth and Maddox Bunting finished eighth. Fischer finished second in the 800, while Richard Poist was third and Carter McClendon was eighth.

In the 1,600, Sam Rakowski was third, George Cheynet was fourth, Matthew Brown was fifth and McClendon was eighth. Cheynet was fourth in the 3,200, while Liam Foley finished sixth. In the 110-meter hurdles, Samuel Oates finished fourth and Victor Vick finished eighth. Oates was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, while Vick was eighth. Decatur finished first in the 4×800 relay, third in the 4×100, third in the 4×200 and fourth in the 4×400.

In the field events, Drummond finished first in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Theophillius Hobbs was fourth in the high jump, while Raul Gault was eighth in the long jump. Hobbs was sixth in the triple jump, while Gault was seventh and Nolan Kelley was 10th.

Noah Selt was fourth in the pole vault, while Justin Hicks finished sixth and Michael Romano finished eighth. Daletez Smith came in first in the discus, while Eric Bontempo was sixth and Chasyn Beachley was ninth. Smith also finished third in the shot put.

On the girls’ side, Jessica Janney finished fourth in the 400. Dori Krasner finished third in the 800, while Ella Peters was ninth and P.J. Venezia-Westphal was 10th. Devon Kramer came in sixth in the 1,600, while Erin Riccio was 10th. In the 3,200, Avery Braciszewski finished sixth and Amalia Murphy was eighth.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Raeghan Flynn was sixth, Giana Cauble was seventh and Ashley Nauscheutz was 10th. Nauscheutz was third in the 300-meter hurdles, while Flynn was fifth and Cauble was sixth. In the relays, the Decatur girls were third in the 4×800, third in the 4×400, fifth in the 4×200 and sixth in the 4×100.

In the field events, Janney was second in the high jump, while Jacelyn Clapsadle was sixth and Bridget Buxbaum was ninth. Janney also finished second in the long jump and second in the triple jump. Margie Rayne came in first in both the discus and the shot put. Zoriah Shockley finished 10th in the discus and third in the shot put.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.